Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition, Programs and Fees ~ 2019 - 2020
The Montessori School offers an A.M.I. (Montessori) education to children ages 14 months through the sixth grade in the greater Fairfield County area. A non-profit organization, the school seeks a representative community of students, welcoming a diversity of race, religion, and economic background.
|Toddler||8:30 - Noon||$21,080|
|Toddler Extended Day||8:30 - 3:15||$28,360|
|Primary Half Day||8:30 - Noon||$18,480|
|Primary Full Day||8:30 - 3:15||$25,960|
|Primary Extended 5 Days/week (Nappers)||8:30 - 3:15||$24,640|
|Primary Extended 4 Days/week (Nappers)||8:30 - 3:15||$23,440|
|Primary Extended 3 Days/week (Nappers)||8:30 - 3:15||$22,240|
|Elementary||8:15 - 3:30||$27,240|
|Additional Activity Fee for each 6th Year student||$600|
|Early Morning (Primary & Elementary)||7:45 - 8:30||$720|
|Late Day (+Early Morning) Primary & Elementary||7:45-8:30/3:15-6||$5,500|
Programs and Eligibility
All children under age 5 are expected to attend 5 mornings a week, 8:30 am - Noon, without exception. Children age 5 and older are expected to enroll in the Full Day Program (8:30 am - 3:15 pm). Extended Day (Nappers) Program is available to younger children.
TODDLER students begin the program at approximately age 14-18 months. At age 2½, Toddlers generally transition into a Primary classroom.
Beginning PRIMARY students must be between the ages of 2½ and 3½ unless transferring from an accredited Montessori school. PRIMARY students must be toilet-trained. The Primary Program is a progressive learning cycle which prepares the student for first grade. Students are expected to stay for the full cycle.
ELEMENTARY students must be at least age 6 to begin the Elementary Program. Students complete 3-year cycles at both the Lower and Upper Elementary levels.
Registration: There is an annual, non-refundable Tuition Deposit of $1,500 payable with the contract for each student to reserve a place in the school.
Enrollment Fees: New Students Only: A one-time non-refundable Enrollment fee of $2,000 is due upon signing the contract, in addition to the Tuition Deposit.
Occasional Use of Programs: PRIMARY and ELEMENTARY students may use the Early Morning & Late Day programs for a drop-in fee on an occasional basis when space is available: $5 for Early Morning; $36 for Late Day (3:15-6:00 pm) or, for a portion, $22 for first hour or if using this service between the conclusion of After School programs and 6:00 pm. TODDLER students may use the Toddler Extended Day ($45) or Toddler Lunch Program ($20) for less than 5 days/week at the discretion of the Lead Teacher.
Payment options on Smart Tuition:
- Full annual payment by 7/31
- Four equal installments due 7/31, 9/30, 11/30 and 1/31
- Ten equal monthly installments due 7/31 through 4/30
Tuition Assistance Program
The Montessori School seeks to assure economic diversity in our classrooms and to prevent any child enrolled in the School from having to leave due to a family fiscal crisis. Application for tuition assistance takes place annually. The Montessori School seeks to encourage racial, ethnic, religious, and economic diversity. Preference is given in the distribution of financial assistance to students based on financial need.
1. First priority is to continue support for families currently receiving assistance.
2. Second priority is to provide funds that enable families already enrolled in the school to stay with the school in the event of changing personal finances.
3. Third priority is to consider all other requests, including new families.